Friday, February 8, 2013
Kings acquire defenseman Ellerby from Florida
By ESPN Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings have acquired defenseman Keaton Ellerby from Florida in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2013 NHL draft, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi announced in a news release.
Ellerby, 24, has played in 125 career NHL games, all with Florida, recording 17 points and 70 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-5, 217-pounder was drafted by the Panthers in the first-round (10th overall) in the 2007 draft.
The fifth-round selection traded to Florida is the same fifth-round selection acquired by the Kings from New Jersey earlier this week in exchange for forward Andrei Loktionov.